Amin Dezfuli

Amin Dezfuli

  • SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST
  • 301.614.5830
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 610.1
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: SCIENCE SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS INC
  • Research Interests

    • Regional and global drivers of climate variability and change.
    • Impacts of biomass burning on precipitation processes.
    • Regional climate modeling and dynamical downscaling.
    • Spatio-temporal variability of past and future climate.
    • Analysis of satellite precipitation products.
    • Drought and water resources management.
       

    Teaching Experience

    Modeling the Hydrological Cycle
    Johns Hopkins University, Co-taught with Ben Zaitchik, Spring 2015.

    Education

    Ph.D., Atmospheric Sciences, 2011
    Florida State University

    M.S., Civil & Environmental Engineering, 2003
    Amirkabir University of Technology

    B.S., Agricultural-Water Engineering, 2000
    Urmia University

    Other Professional Information

    Publications

    Refereed

    Dezfuli, A. K., B. F. Zaitchik, H. S. Badr, J. Evans, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2017. "The Role of Low-Level, Terrain-Induced Jets in Rainfall Variability in Tigris–Euphrates Headwaters." Journal of Hydrometeorology, 18 (3): 819-835 [10.1175/jhm-d-16-0165.1]

    Dezfuli, A. 2017. "Climate of Western and Central Equatorial Africa." Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science, [10.1093/acrefore/9780190228620.013.511]

    Dezfuli, A. K., C. M. Ichoku, K. I. Mohr, and G. J. Huffman. 2017. "Precipitation Characteristics in West and East Africa from Satellite and in Situ Observations." Journal of Hydrometeorology, 18 (6): 1799-1805 [10.1175/jhm-d-17-0068.1]

    Dezfuli, A. K., C. M. Ichoku, G. J. Huffman, et al. K. I. Mohr, J. S. Selker, N. van de Giesen, R. Hochreutener, and F. O. Annor. 2017. "Validation of IMERG precipitation in Africa." Journal of Hydrometeorology, 18 (2017): 2817-2825 [10.1175/JHM-D-17-0139.1]

    Ichoku, C., L. T. Ellison, K. E. Willmot, et al. T. Matsui, A. K. Dezfuli, C. K. Gatebe, J. Wang, E. M. Wilcox, J. Lee, J. Adegoke, C. Okonkwo, J. Bolten, F. S. Policelli, and S. Habib. 2016. "Biomass burning, land-cover change, and the hydrological cycle in Northern sub-Saharan Africa." Environmental Research Letters, 11 (9): 095005 [10.1088/1748-9326/11/9/095005]

    Rivero-Calle, S., C. E. Del Castillo, A. Gnanadesikan, et al. A. Dezfuli, B. Zaitchik, and D. G. Johns. 2016. "Interdecadal Trichodesmium variability in cold North Atlantic waters." Global Biogeochemical Cycles, [10.1002/2015gb005361]

    Badr, H. S., A. K. Dezfuli, B. F. Zaitchik, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2016. "Regionalizing Africa: Patterns of Precipitation Variability in Observations and Global Climate Models." Journal of Climate, 29 (24): 9027-9043 [10.1175/jcli-d-16-0182.1]

    Badr, H. S., B. F. Zaitchik, and A. K. Dezfuli. 2015. "A tool for hierarchical climate regionalization." Earth Science Informatics, 8 (4): 949--958.

    Dezfuli, A. K., B. F. Zaitchik, and A. Gnanadesikan. 2015. "Regional atmospheric circulation and rainfall variability in south equatorial Africa." Journal of Climate, 28 (2): 809--818.

    Badr, H., B. Zaitchik, and A. Dezfuli. 2014. "HiClimR: Hierarchical climate regionalization." Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN).[Available online at http://cran. r-project. org/package5HiClimR.],

    Berhane, F., B. Zaitchik, and A. Dezfuli. 2014. "Subseasonal analysis of precipitation variability in the Blue Nile River Basin." Journal of climate, 27 (1): 325--344.

    Nicholson, S. E., and A. K. Dezfuli. 2013. "The relationship of rainfall variability in western equatorial Africa to the tropical oceans and atmospheric circulation. Part I: The boreal spring." Journal of climate, 26 (1): 45--65.

    Dezfuli, A. K., and S. E. Nicholson. 2013. "The relationship of rainfall variability in western equatorial Africa to the tropical oceans and atmospheric circulation. Part II: The boreal autumn." Journal of Climate, 26 (1): 66--84.

    Nicholson, S. E., D. Klotter, and A. K. Dezfuli. 2012. "Spatial reconstruction of semi-quantitative precipitation fields over Africa during the nineteenth century from documentary evidence and gauge data." Quaternary Research, 78 (1): 13--23.

    Nicholson, S. E., A. K. Dezfuli, and D. Klotter. 2012. "A Two-Century Precipitation Dataset for the Continent of Africa." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 93 (8): 1219-1231 [10.1175/bams-d-11-00212.1]

    Dezfuli, A. K., and S. E. Nicholson. 2011. "A note on long-term variations of the African easterly jet." International Journal of Climatology, 31 (13): 2049--2054.

    Dezfuli, A. K. 2011. "Spatio-temporal variability of seasonal rainfall in western equatorial Africa." Theoretical and applied climatology, 104 (1-2): 57--69.

    Razavi Toosi, S., J. M. Samani, and A. Koorehpazan Dezfuli. 2010. "Ranking water transfer projects using fuzzy methods." Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers-Water Management, 163 (4): 189--197.

    Dezfuli, A. K., M. Karamouz, and S. Araghinejad. 2010. "On the relationship of regional meteorological drought with SOI and NAO over southwest Iran." Theoretical and applied climatology, 100 (1-2): 57--66.

    Non-Refereed

    Koorehpazan Dezfuli, A. 2005. "Principles of Fuzzy Set Theory and its Applications in the Modeling of Water Engineering Problems (In Persian, reprinted in 2007; 2015)." Tehran, Iran: Jahad-Daneshgahi of Amirkabir University of Technology Publisher, ISBN: 964-8737-11-8.

    Talks, Presentations and Posters

    Invited

    Global and local aspects of climate variability in equatorial Africa.

    4 / 2017

    The Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC), UMD, College Park.

    Global and local aspects of climate variability in equatorial Africa.

    2 / 2017

    Department of Earth System Science, University of California, Irvine.

    Driving factors of rainfall variability in equatorial Africa.

    5 / 2016

    Climate & Radiation Laboratory Seminar Series, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt.

    Regional atmospheric circulation and rainfall variability in equatorial Africa.

    7 / 2013

    Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University.

    Atmospheric circulation in equatorial Africa.

    5 / 2013

    The Center for Environmental and Applied Fluid Mechanics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.

    Tutorial workshop on Applications of Fuzzy Sets Theory in Hydrology.

    12 / 2005

    Water Research Institute, Tehran, Iran.

    Publications

    Refereed

    Dezfuli, A. K., B. F. Zaitchik, H. S. Badr, J. Evans, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2017. "The Role of Low-Level, Terrain-Induced Jets in Rainfall Variability in Tigris–Euphrates Headwaters." Journal of Hydrometeorology 18 (3): 819-835 [10.1175/jhm-d-16-0165.1]

    Dezfuli, A. 2017. "Climate of Western and Central Equatorial Africa." Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science [10.1093/acrefore/9780190228620.013.511]

    Dezfuli, A. K., C. M. Ichoku, K. I. Mohr, and G. J. Huffman. 2017. "Precipitation Characteristics in West and East Africa from Satellite and in Situ Observations." Journal of Hydrometeorology 18 (6): 1799-1805 [10.1175/jhm-d-17-0068.1]

    Dezfuli, A. K., C. M. Ichoku, G. J. Huffman, et al. K. I. Mohr, J. S. Selker, N. van de Giesen, R. Hochreutener, and F. O. Annor. 2017. "Validation of IMERG precipitation in Africa." Journal of Hydrometeorology 18 (2017): 2817-2825 [10.1175/JHM-D-17-0139.1]

    Ichoku, C., L. T. Ellison, K. E. Willmot, et al. T. Matsui, A. K. Dezfuli, C. K. Gatebe, J. Wang, E. M. Wilcox, J. Lee, J. Adegoke, C. Okonkwo, J. Bolten, F. S. Policelli, and S. Habib. 2016. "Biomass burning, land-cover change, and the hydrological cycle in Northern sub-Saharan Africa." Environmental Research Letters 11 (9): 095005 [10.1088/1748-9326/11/9/095005]

    Rivero-Calle, S., C. E. Del Castillo, A. Gnanadesikan, et al. A. Dezfuli, B. Zaitchik, and D. G. Johns. 2016. "Interdecadal Trichodesmium variability in cold North Atlantic waters." Global Biogeochemical Cycles [10.1002/2015gb005361]

    Badr, H. S., A. K. Dezfuli, B. F. Zaitchik, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2016. "Regionalizing Africa: Patterns of Precipitation Variability in Observations and Global Climate Models." Journal of Climate 29 (24): 9027-9043 [10.1175/jcli-d-16-0182.1]

    Badr, H. S., B. F. Zaitchik, and A. K. Dezfuli. 2015. "A tool for hierarchical climate regionalization." Earth Science Informatics 8 (4): 949--958

    Dezfuli, A. K., B. F. Zaitchik, and A. Gnanadesikan. 2015. "Regional atmospheric circulation and rainfall variability in south equatorial Africa." Journal of Climate 28 (2): 809--818

    Badr, H., B. Zaitchik, and A. Dezfuli. 2014. "HiClimR: Hierarchical climate regionalization." Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN).[Available online at http://cran. r-project. org/package5HiClimR.]

    Berhane, F., B. Zaitchik, and A. Dezfuli. 2014. "Subseasonal analysis of precipitation variability in the Blue Nile River Basin." Journal of climate 27 (1): 325--344

    Nicholson, S. E., and A. K. Dezfuli. 2013. "The relationship of rainfall variability in western equatorial Africa to the tropical oceans and atmospheric circulation. Part I: The boreal spring." Journal of climate 26 (1): 45--65

    Dezfuli, A. K., and S. E. Nicholson. 2013. "The relationship of rainfall variability in western equatorial Africa to the tropical oceans and atmospheric circulation. Part II: The boreal autumn." Journal of Climate 26 (1): 66--84

    Nicholson, S. E., D. Klotter, and A. K. Dezfuli. 2012. "Spatial reconstruction of semi-quantitative precipitation fields over Africa during the nineteenth century from documentary evidence and gauge data." Quaternary Research 78 (1): 13--23

    Nicholson, S. E., A. K. Dezfuli, and D. Klotter. 2012. "A Two-Century Precipitation Dataset for the Continent of Africa." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 93 (8): 1219-1231 [10.1175/bams-d-11-00212.1]

    Dezfuli, A. K., and S. E. Nicholson. 2011. "A note on long-term variations of the African easterly jet." International Journal of Climatology 31 (13): 2049--2054

    Dezfuli, A. K. 2011. "Spatio-temporal variability of seasonal rainfall in western equatorial Africa." Theoretical and applied climatology 104 (1-2): 57--69

    Razavi Toosi, S., J. M. Samani, and A. Koorehpazan Dezfuli. 2010. "Ranking water transfer projects using fuzzy methods." Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers-Water Management 163 (4): 189--197

    Dezfuli, A. K., M. Karamouz, and S. Araghinejad. 2010. "On the relationship of regional meteorological drought with SOI and NAO over southwest Iran." Theoretical and applied climatology 100 (1-2): 57--66

    Non-Refereed

    Koorehpazan Dezfuli, A. 2005. "Principles of Fuzzy Set Theory and its Applications in the Modeling of Water Engineering Problems (In Persian, reprinted in 2007; 2015)."

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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